Danube Delta

One of the 3 main arms of the Danube into the Black Sea.

One of the 3 main arms of the Danube into the Black Sea.

The mouth of the southernmost arm of the Danube.

Constanta, Romania

Constanta, Romania

Constanta is a city in Romania on the Black Sea coast. It is a large port and holiday destination.   It has a mosque, Orthodox Church, and some lovely buildings from the beginning of the 19th century which have now been returned by the state to their owners.

Art Nouveau Casino

Art Nouveau Casino

The casino was used by the Communist Party members but is now not in use but in need of repair. It is a lovely building which one hopes will find the funds for repairs.

Constanta was founded in 600 BC.  It was a Greek trading post and a Roman settlement There is the ruin of a large Roman mosaic and the museum contains many artifacts from Roman times.

Baby's bottles from Roman settlement

Baby’s bottles from Roman settlement

The poet Ovid spent his last days here in exile.

In the delta the Danube splits into 3 branches. The delta covers more than 5000 sq km of nearly 400 lakes, channels, meadows and dunes.

Fishing boats at St George

Fishing boats at St George

St George is a town of 700 people, which can only be accessed by water. We went on a trip through the channels and lakes in one of these boats with a local fisherman.

Water plants which provide edible fruit and constantly get caught in the outboard motor.

Water plants which provide edible fruit and constantly get caught in the outboard motor.

Tourists on one of the lakes of the delta

Tourists on one of the lakes of the delta

The Danube delta is a wonderful area to visit, tranquil, full of bird life and fish.

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